Two Treasure Hunters’ MASSIVE Celtic Coin Find
June 28, 2012
This is such a great story.
It all began with a local legend. Back in the 1950s, so the story goes, a farmer on the island unearthed a trove of odd-looking silver coins. There were too many to carry, so he filled a potato sack, and plowed the rest back under the ground. Thus began the rumor of a vast hoard.
Local legend – posh! Can’t be true!
But Mead, now 70, suspected there was more than legend here. The coins were described as having a horse on one side and an odd head on the other. He recognized those as Celtic, and Celtic coins have been turning up on Jersey for centuries.
So year after year Mead and Miles swept their metal detectors over a single 20-acre field.
Thirty years later – THIRTY YEARS – they hit something.
Let’s cut to the chase. How many silver Celtic coins did they find buried in a farmer’s field? Run your cursor over the [buried treasure!] blank space below to highlight it and find out.
Archaeologists estimate it could contain as many as 50,000 coins, each worth between $200 and $300.
Oh man. We have so got to get a metal detector.
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